Essays
Essays about and analysis of the work of a given artist, mouvement or period, or about the history of photography. As opposed to the books under "Anthologies", the ones presented here are more analytic and less a catalogue of images.

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    Présentation de l'éditeur :    [ Book in French only ] "Pendant trois années, Carlos Spottorno et Guillermo Abril ont sillonné les frontières de l'Europe. À partir des 25 000 photographies et 15 carnets de notes rapportés, ils ont composé une « bande dessinée » faite de photos. De l'Afrique à l'Arctique, les journalistes racontent: une rencontre avec les...

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    Publisher's presentation:  [ text in French only - see below ] "Les Editions du Centre Pompidou publient un entretien exceptionnel de Walker Evans, traduit pour la première fois en français à l'occasion de l'exposition au Centre Pompidou du 26 avril 2017 au 14 août 2017. Walker Evans (1903-1975) est sans aucun doute l'un des photographes américains les...

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    Publihser's presentation : "Photobooks have become increasingly popular in recent years and occupy a central place in contemporary photography. Nowadays, more photobooks are produced, bought and sold, swapped and collected than ever before. Independent publishing and the self-publishing of books and fanzines have become a phenomenon that has had a...

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    Publisher's presentation : "Publié à l’occasion du 70e anniversaire de Magnum Photos, cet ouvrage retrace l’histoire de l’agence sous l’angle du livre de photographies, outil essentiel aux photographes pour faire connaître leur travail. Il inclut des pépites puisées dans les archives des auteurs, qui racontent les secrets de la conception de leurs livres....

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  • .Following the early passing of the artist Lorenzo Tricoli, the publisher Skinnerboox chose - at least until consulting with the family - to stop the sale of his book. We are of course conforming with this choice until further notice; please feel free to contact us on the subject..PLEASE NOTE : at the time, we are only offering the Italian version of this...

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    Publisher's presentation: "« Le texte qui suit, rédigé en 2010, est consacré à L’Europe du silence, un livre majeur de Stéphane Duroy. Il traite des rapports de l’image photographique et de l’histoire, de l’exil, du temps photographique imaginé par Stéphane Duroy. Il explore une question trop souvent ignorée : l’enchaînement des images dans un livre, la...

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    Publisher's presentation :  (texts in French only) "Max Pam, voyageur, hippie, père de famille, mari, drôle, tendre, aventurier ? tout ça. On s’est rencontrés par papier interposé ! Vu des photos de lui dans la revue anglaise Creative Camera, en 1973 ! Et je les ai tellement aimées, elles m’ont paru si différentes de tout ce que j’avais vu sur l’Inde...

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    Publisher's presentation (excerpt) :   [NB : texts in French only] "Cette conversation intime et familière est le fruit d’une collaboration de près de quinze années avec García-Alix. J’ai eu la chance d’être commissaire de la plupart de ses expositions sur cette période et j’ai pris part à de nombreux projets audiovisuels et éditoriaux qu’il a dirigés....

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    Publisher's presentation:   [All texts in French only] "Ce livret est le premier d’une série de douze qui nous ouvre l’espace des traversées de A, de son parcours physique à travers ses errances, ses dérives, ses avancées tendues, ses rencontres. Ils paraîtront au fil des cinq prochaines années, dans une rythmicité soutenue. La forme, si elle peut...

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    Publisher's presentation: " - Suzanne Gloria Lyall, missing since March 2 1998 in Albany (NY), at the age of 19 - Out of the Blue is a conceptual work with a tragic underlying narrative — the disappearance of the teenager. The project tends to question our relationship towards absence and loss and the need of physicality in the process of acceptance and...

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    Publisher's presentation: "Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) started writing about photography from the moment he became a photographer: for his own publications, for Italian magazines and newspapers, as well as private reflections committed to paper, where his thoughts would settle and then often depart in new directions. Published for the first time in English,...

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    Publisher's presentation: " Quand Roquette Rockers (Ken Pate) parait en 1975, il ouvre la voie à vingt ans d’édition chez Contrejour. Mais il incarne aussi et surtout l’agitation artistique de toute une génération de jeunes photographes, galeristes et éditeurs parmi lesquels Claude Nori fait figure de leader. La galerie parisienne d’abord, puis la revue...

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    Presentation by Joan Fontcuberta, guest editor of this MOULD #2 issue : "Images are so powerful that they can even provoke casus belli, as recent events like Muhammad’s caricatures and the Charlie Hebdo tragedy witness. The history of thought is also the history of images. That is why philosophers deal with the urging need to decode what an image is....

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    Publisher's presentation : "An economic and cultural revolution has shaken the photobook world in the last five years: self-publishing. An army of photographers operating as publishers have had an instrumental role in today’s photobook renaissance. This book offers a do-it-yourself manual and a survey of key examples of self-published success stories, as...

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    Publisher's presentation : "Algeria, a finished story ? You can now travel in Algeria, and Bruno Boudjelal seizes on this new freedom to explore the country and its origins from east to west, in a gripping road movie that crosses paths with the ghost of Frantz Fanon as well as the young clandestine immigrants en route to Europe. A photographic narrative...

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    Presentation of the project by the question debated in a boolet inserted in the book : "What is democracy? At this time of globalization, how is it perceived by our modern societies and by the media? In a world where the image is more of a conveyor of ideology, we can question ourselves about the role and the meaning of documentary photography. What does...

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    Publisher's presentation : "a Handful of Dust is David Campany’s speculative history of the last century, and a visual journey through some of its unlikeliest imagery. Let’s suppose the modern era begins in October of 1922. A little French avant-garde journal publishes a photograph of a sheet of glass covered in dust. The photographer is Man Ray, the...

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    .Currently out of stock.Publisher's presentation : "As an extension of the exhibition Anticorps Antoine d’Agata held at Le BAL (January-March 2013), the coordinators of Actes, une présence politique, in collaboration with the photographer, wanted to continue to assert the political dimension – too rarely taken into consideration – the photographic Antoine...

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    Publisher's presentation : "A visual investigation of the author’s family history, The Longest Way Round is a construct of historical images woven together with new photographs. Uncovering a treasure trove of archive material not intended for the family album, Dorley-Brown’s book presents a multi-layered alternative narrative for the course of events that...

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    We are offering a rare copy of one of the most sought-after and most important photobooks : "La banlieue de Paris", with texts by Blaise Cendrars and photographs by Robert Doisneau, in the scarce first edition with dustjacket (Seghers, 1949).This book is listed in "The Photobook: A History volume I" by Martin Parr & Gerry Badger.Four texts in French :...

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